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♪ >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ welcome to the news hour i'm rochelle in doha with our top stories a huge rescue operation is underway thousands of migrants saved in the mediterranean in the last two days alone. they admit mistakes as protests by black israelis rock the country. i'm reporting from the island in the south china sea, we will tell you why this is at the
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center of one of the world's biggest security flash points. and why the uk crisis is a big issue in this week's general election. ♪ hundreds more migrants rescued from people smuggling boats have arrived in italy more than 5,000 have been simply saved over the past 48 hours in the biggest rescue operation this year. our correspondent stephanie decker saw the latest flood of migrants sail into the port. >> reporter: they approach in silence, silhouettes in the dark sky, the boat has just stopped and it is quite a powerful moment as the migrants stand silently as the boat has just come to shore, many of them of course with incredibly difficult stories to tell they have
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risked a lot to get here many won't know where they are going from here but certainly one of the first times they would have felt safe in a very long time. almost 900 people were on board after being rescued on saturday they finally docked in sicily in the early morning hours of monday morning >> they never stopped so we talk about an emergency because there is not really in a sudden emergency but we know it's a chronicle condition, a repeating again and again. >> reporter: it took hours for the migrants to disembark. the emergency cases first, but one by one medical screening process of so many meant it was slow going. they are exhausted looking faces a hint of what they have been through, we were not allowed to talk to any of them. italy's ministry of interior will decide where they will go next but not all want to stay and will continue their journey to other countries and their future remains uncertain but for
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now they have arrived to a new day after a voyage where they risked their lives, a journey thousands will attempt and not all will make it here alive. stephanie decker al jazeera, sicily. let's take a look at some of the numbers now four months into this year 1783 people have died trying to cross the mediterranean, that is more than half the death toll for 2014 when 3279 people died. since january about 40,000 people have made this dangerous sea crossing and in many cases their long journey begins from somalia and others and it's a main meeting point and make their way to sudan and go to libya and board boats for the journey to europe and we are joined from geneva and we
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appreciate your time very much mr. doyle. the trend seems to be that these numbers are increasing. what attributes for this surge? >> well obviously a part of the problem is there is not enough life-saving going on at one level and many more people are crossing or trying to cross so we are getting an enormous rise in numbers. this weekend thankfully the numbers have died are small and ten deaths which are tragic of course but not like the numbers they could have been if the live saving operation had not taken place and we have seen 7883 this year which is 30 times higher than last year. >> so right now the focus seems to be immediately on the saving of people but is there an equal amount of focus on that as it is ending this situation or figuring out how to help these migrants that are willing to
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risk their lives? >> well frankly just on your first point not nearly enough effort is put on saving lives. the lives are being saved because the italian coast guard and italian state way beyond the european union is taking an initiative and saying as long as people are in distress they are doing what they can to save them which is really to their credit. the european union by contrast saying we will patrol 30 miles off the european shore and essentially a border protection operation and not a live saving operation and may account for the huge gap now and huge spike in numbers of deaths. this weekend alone the italian navy and coast guard rescued over 6,000 people. this is an extraordinary number probably a record in 24 48 period and a big push. >> not doing enough in your opinion. >> not doing what it committed to do at the last summit it committed to putting focus on saving lives at the moment one
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of the european union member states is doing that. >> okay, leonard doyle with the international organization for migration and thank you very much mr. doyle. >> you're very welcome. israeli president is describing the treatment of ethiopian committee as an open wound and is a quite, we did not look and did not listen enough. tension has risen after video emerged of israeli police beating a prisoner and they fought against police brutality and racism and mike reports from tel aviv. >> reporter: violence after hours of peaceful demonstration. there have been tel aviv and a flash point of what most call a jewish nation one now divided. on the one side israeli police and special forces on the other a group of demonstrators led by
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ethiopian jews who have long argued they have been marginalized and discriminated against because of the color of their skins. the protests began earlier in the day at a venue a number of kilometers away from the square. the group is small but its impact on already chaotic tel aviv traffic is far out of proportion to its size. no permission was granted for this gathering. police at this point standing by attempting to prevent the crowd from moving further into the traffic. many of these protesters are born in israel. children of those brought to the country in a controversial israeli government air lift of ethiopian lay claim to jewish heritage three decades ago and people viewed the video with hundreds of thousands in days
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and video of an israeli soldier being attacked by police officer and colleague in a suburb of tel aviv and led to a demonstration in jerusalem last week that ended in violence and to the events in the course of this day. the crowd which had increased in size appeared to be disbursing peacefully. but then a few hours later it began gathering again in the square. no more restraint from the sight of police and stun grenades and force back attempting to disburse the crowd. too late to stop the events on this night, and in coming hours israeli prime minister will be meeting prime ministers of the ethiopian community along with the soldier whose assault by police has become so public. an attempt perhaps to stop jewish unity from being washed
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away. mike hanna, al jazeera, tel aviv. the deputy mayor of tel aviv who is a black israeli says until the underlying issues are addressed more protests will take place. >> every one who attended the protest here yesterday has experienced at one point of his life humiliation based on nothing but skin color either deputy mayor of tel aviv can tell you myself i came to an event at the school a policewoman stood at the entrance and asked who i was, i'm deputy of tel aviv and need to enter the vip section and it's good they had the title and then let me in. this dates back decades but majority arrived in the 1980s and 90s and more than 135,000 living in israel. government suggests they earn 35% less than the national average and fewer of their youth complete high school.
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there have been several arrests over alled marginazation and racism. a demonstration erupted in 2006 after they rejected blood donated by ethiopian jews and 2013 they admitted to forcibly admitting birth control injections to ethiopian women without their consent. saudi arabia has denied sending any forces into yemen to fight houthi rebels. earlier on sunday witnesses in the port city of aiden said that they had seen arab special forces there. mohamed has more from the saudi capitol, riyadh. >> reporter: sources in aiden say these men are not what they appear to be. although their clothing is similar to attire worn in the area, they are said to be arab coalition troops in aiden to help with fighting against the houthi malitia and local fighters don't usually have
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access to the kind of weapons seen in this exclusive video. >> it's antitank weapon and years by light infantry troops and typical weapon used by special operation forces and at the end of the day you have to define your objective and then find the best way to achieve it. so going with a grand operation would not be the best way to do it because it would be very costly. >> reporter: local sources agree they are special forces in a mission but the saudi-led coalition spokesman denies having sent any troops. >> translator: i assure you if troops were brought into aiden from the sea we would have confirmed it through the daily briefing as was the practice during the resolve and all options are open and they will not spare effort backing resistance and achieve positive
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outcomes on the ground i reiterate no troup landings were made in yemen. ground troops in yemen would be major escalation in the law and a move saudi arabia doesn't seem to be committed to at the moment. that is because once a ground operation starts heavy casualties are inevitable as is a protracted conflict. ambiguous comments when asked about future operations saudi arabia and allies have repeatedly suggested there may be a ground invasion but appeared optimistic but it wouldn't be necessary. the coalition has said air strikes would be enough to take down houthi military capabilities but fighting is still raging in the southern city. forces loyal to president abd rabbuh mansur hadi seem to be making gains but are not in complete control. there doesn't seem to be a unified central command to coordinate the war effort of these pro-hadi malitia, mohamed
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in saudi arabia. the syrian military head of logistics escaped rebel attempt on his life in the central neighborhood of capitol damascus and he was injured in the suicide bomb attack on a security facility. two body guards and two civilians injured and residents say they heard two explosions after which the military shut down the neighborhood. we have a freelance journalist joined now with damascus and thank you for your time and what else do you know about this attempt on the major general's life? >> are you there? apparently we do not have him -- that is what that sound is, but we will try to follow-up more on that story. syria government forces accused of using chlorine gas in idlib
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providence for the third time in a week and we have details. >> reporter: northwestern idlib province they report regime forces dropped barrel bombs. women and children in the village and jabal were treated for breathing problems. >> translator: three towns were targeted with barrel bombs containing toxic chlorine gas and 15 were hurt and they rushed to help with makeshift hospitals. three attacks this week and aleppo and this area and rebels in control are continued to be targeted by regime forces. activists are reporting government troops have once again dropped barrel bombs. one of the explosives hit a kindergarten in a district west of the city. a dozen people were killed including ten children and one woman. meanwhile near the syrian capitol of damascus regime
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forces bombarding the camp as part of an ongoing military operation, the camp is home to thousands of syria's palestinians. this turned into an urban battleground when fighters belonging to islamic state of iraq and levante entered a few weeks ago and most withdrawn after fierce fighting with rebel groups but despite in the syrian army has not stopped its military operation. >> translator: i am a resident here. we were sitting in our homes with our children when missiles rockets and barrel bombs landed around us and look around you it hit civilians and children and we are paying the price, there are no armed fighters here, where is the united nations. >> reporter: the security council demanded all parties allow humanitarian aid to reach without obstruction. >> demand is a humanitarian that allows for movement in both directions so for those of the residents who would like to leave they would have the
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opportunity to leave and those who want to stay in the camp and receive urgent humanitarian assistance they would receive it. >> reporter: the organization and plo is sending a delegation to damascus. the organization wants to find alternatives to military solution to relieve the suffering of syria palestinians and i'm paul with al jazeera. the french president is in qatar at the start of his two nation gulf trip and he met with qatar and sani in the capitol do doha to sell 24 fighter jets to qatar. coming up, in the news hour the challenges facing nepal and distributing aid to the earthquake hit area and in sport mci'll mc mcilroy is a match for anyone
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and we will have that story. ♪ to nepal now where more than 7300 people have died following that earthquake. and we report on how the aid effort to reach survivors has begun to gain some momentum. >> reporter: international aid effort is in full swing at kathmandu airport and working at full capacity and much needed tents and medical supplies on their way to victims of the quake quake. >> set up a hospital and it's full capacity and 20 bed capacity or so and to have some activity near here. >> reporter: nepal's government is under pressure accused of taxing aid coming in lack of coordination and slow response to get help to the victims.
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>> we will be free of that. >> reporter: back at the airport nepal soldiers are loading more aid. many planes are ready to fly to areas and these tents have arrived from china. what we have seen here is as soon as the cargo seems to land it's offloaded and registered to know exactly what it is and reloaded on to aircraft like this. while aid is nepal by air is getting easier major problem is not every victim lives near an airport. >> we've had a commitment now from the government that the challenges that we experienced in the early days of the crisis that resulted in limited access to the commodities coming out of the airport and getting out to the communities, that those problems were resolving. >> reporter: the disaster zone is huge. the majority of victims live in small, isolated areas, many
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unreachable by road. this is where local aid organizations are playing a crucial role in the relief ever. and the ngo of course working around the clock to fill the sacks and the perishable items you have got several kilos of rice and sugar and lentil and soap and matches and candles for lighting and sanitary products and families who need blankets and clothes for a lady and small items of clothing for children. there are 6,000 ngos across nepal and they are coordinating their efforts alongside the government the international agency as well as make sure the aid that people really need gets to them and gets to them on time time. the people of nepal are also helping each other and the coming monsoon and the heavy rain is expected in six weeks time, six weeks to save and get help to those who need it most.
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let's talk to who sent us that report so there has been a lot of talk about the airport because that is the central point of where so much of this aid is coming to, can you talk to us about how the situation at the airport is being managed? >> well i think we can see from that report that the rumors that there was a log jam even eight days after the quake hit has certainly started to ease and that has been reenforced by the world food program who were also there to reassure the international press core and take a look around and see the housing tents we have here and see what is going offloaded and stored and see how quickly it's moving out and the impression we had, it was now becoming a much more smooth operation. the government to government items were being distributed straight off the landing strip. those items that belong you might say to the world food program and the big ngo-u.n.
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groups coming into store houses we showed you in the report and being registered by customs and moving out by land on truck. the problem is the road links because many of the roads after you leave kathmandu are not the best highways in the world. they have been badly damaged by the quake then the rain which has broken up the tarmac and of course not everybody lives near a main road or a landing strip. what they do where they do live is in remote areas in the hills and by the time you got to a certain location you are having to track with the aid of the mountain across the valley over a river and that is the difficulty that the nepal ngo and those in the rescue services are finding difficult to cope with. >> so having said that has there been any improvement in getting aid to these remote areas considering it is as difficult as what you just laid out? >> well there again the impression we are getting from
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non-government organizations and from our al jazeera team across the country witnessing how the aid is getting across is the fact that yes, aid is getting there but you have to also understand the infrastructure that was already in place in nepal which was a poor country and some say a third world country and developing nations and what resources it had is overwhelmed by the magnitude of the earthquake and we have put it in context so what resources nepal had it is using to the best of its ability to criticize and say it's not doing enough i think it's unfair considering the area they have to cope with and the types of terrain and grateful at the international r cooperation and coordinated well enough between the government agencies and ministers we have been speaking to and what we have witnessed on the ground. reporters is have come to kathmandu on a daily basis after two days finding a story and we have been reporting that to you and the general impression we
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have is they are now on top of things but as low ng long as the weather holds and no more quakes and the international community continues to pour in aid they are getting out of the airport and into the effected areas. >> if you are one of the people waiting for help it cannot possibly come fast enough and reporting for us from kathmandu. thank you. 100-year-old manl 100-year-old man in nepal is the oldest survivor yes, 101 and buried under the rubble of his own house and we spoke to the man as he recovers in the hospital. >> at 101 years old he is the oldest survivor of the earthquake and at home when the ground began to shake and the walls of his house came down. >> translator: the walls around me collapsed, the ceiling came down too and some fell on my chest as well, i was trapped inside and received injuries to my foot and my arm. >> reporter: he was alive during the last major earthquake
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in 1934 and says this one was much worse. >> translator: everyone in my family is alive. we were just two of us there but seven other people died in my village. >> reporter: all the attention his story is receiving and a story that sparked hope that in the remote villages people may still be alive. >> as we have been reporting the syrian military has escaped a rebel attempt on his life in the central neighborhood in the capitol damascus and for more on the story freelance journalist joins us from damascus and thank you for joining us what else can you tell us about this attempt on the major general's life? >> well it's not the first attempt on this particular location the location which is the agent for supply and logistic army in the neighborhood which is nearly 1500 meters away which is a
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rebel-held district in damascus. maybe this allows the rebels the mobility they needed to target this particular building twice in the past three years and today attempt was using a suicide attacker according to eyewitnesses and had clashes which could indicate there could be another group of rebels that try to take the general's life and could also indicate they are keeping people away from the site of the explosion. >> what do we know about the condition of the major general? >> well according -- they are not releasing any information and actually i have spoken with the press office and the army this morning and they refuse to comment on the incident at all. my sources inside the hospital that the general was taken to told me that the situation has
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been stabilized and must be taken to a military hospital also by damascus one of his body guards has died because of injuries he sustained during the explosion and the clashes that followed. also as we reported there were civilian casualties in the explosion. >> all right, reporting for us from damascus, thank you. one person has died in a taliban suicide bomb attack in afghanistan. the explosion happened early on monday in the capitol kabul. the bomber targeted a bus carrying staff from attorney general's office and 13 others injured. right now with everton let's check in to see how the weather is in africa, what is going on? >> looking pretty good and we have fabulous weather particularly across southern parts of africa and clear skies and blue skies in the continent and notice this area of cloud up
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to northern mozambeke and zanzabar and 196 millimeters of rain in 24 hours and the wet weather will continue over the next couple of days through tuesday and showers drifting in and a keen southeast breeze and on shore wind will stay with us through the middle part of the week and rain looks more intense. further south it's fine and dry and temperatures getting in the mid 20s across much of southern africa and sunshine is set to continue and those showers are set to continue you push further north and showers extend their way up the valley and kenya seeing downpours and 130 millimeters of rain and see how the showers extent from ethiopia across the heart of africa and the gulf of guinea and a massive cloud just around ghana, ivory coast and across into liberia and north of that 184 millimeters of rain coming down in guinea.
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and further showers continuing as we go on through the next couple of days and central parts but north africa hot and dry. and top temperature of 40 celsius and cooler on wednesday. thank you very much. coming up, next on al jazeera, war and factions talk peace in the central african republic plus fierce of human rights abuse ahead of elections in belaroose and in sport violence rather than futbol took center stage at this world cup venue. ♪
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a quick review of the top stories on al jazeera, 877 migrants have arrived in the italian port after being rescued from people smuggling boats in the mediterranean sea and more than 5,000 have been saved over the past 48 hours. [gunfire] israeli riot police fought with black israelis during a protest against police brutality and racism. israeli president says the protests exposed open bleeding wound and the country must respond to their grievances. the syrian military head of logistics escaped a rebel attempt on his life in damascus and he was injured in the suicide bomb attack on a security facility. two body guards and two civilians were also wounded. now to the tussle over territory
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in the south china sea, china is building a runway on the disputed islands which are also claimed by vietnam, malaysia and the philippines. and we report from one of the islands called betu which philippines say they are harassed by chinese fishermen. >> reporter: one of the largest islands in the south china see and philippine government controls it with eight disputed islands there. in 1956 a philippine national discovered this island. he was later thrown in jail by philippine president and forced to hand over the island in 1974. around 200 people have been living here since the early 70s it's the community that is relatively self sustaining. there is a health center a school a police station and even an air strip and residents say they have been living peacefully here for many many
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years but that is slowly starting to change. these are troubled times. he says fishermen like him harassed by bigger vessels from china and inching ever closer. >> translator: they use cyanide so there is no fish in the area and cannot go out far because we are afraid of them. >> reporter: the south china sea is believes to be home to rich oil and gas reserves. it's worth billions of u.s. dollars in annual trade. several countries claim it. but it is china actions that are seen to be the most aggressive. and it claimed at least seven reefs in the area and patrols and blockades of other vessels deemed provocative. >> i don't expect an imminent occupation by military force but what they could do is exactly the implementation of what the chinese call their cabbage strategy to make it more difficult, to have more ships, fishing boats and patrol boats
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go around the area and this is like a trap the chinese basically they are trying to achieve their objective without firing a single shot. this is something they have learned from an ancient chinese strategy. >> reporter: the philippines is billing close relations with the united states which continues to be the biggest navel power in asia and the government has also filed an atlanta mark case versus china, seeking to have china's claims declared invalid in the convention of the law of the sea. >> we must get a favorable ruling in the arbitration case and, second we must maintain a credible self-defense force. >> reporter: this literally means hope and that is exactly what people like larry is hoping for. a chance for a peaceful coexist lost in the web of claims. i'm with al jazeera, island in
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the south china sea. so let's take a closer look now at the south china sea dispute and all of the countries involved. now, this is the so called nine dash line you see there and covers the entire area china is claiming in the south china sea. the islands that you see there a little bit closer are really hotly disputed and philippines and china have been at odds over it and also china says it has a century old claim over them. it's not just the philippines and china, vietnam, berni, malaysia and indonesia have claim of some sort on the islands or the waters and douglas is a professor of law at the university in melbourne and joins us via skype and we appreciate it very much professor professor, so is it illegal to build on an island if it's not exactly clear who the island belongs to? >> well one of the news reports
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has been about the chinese constructing an air field on what wasn't an island before but a reef below the water. so there is a distinction in law between islands which can generate maritime zones and reefs which do not. so there are two different points and the first is can you build an artificial island and the answer there is, yes, you certainly can. the second question is if you build a new island does it create maritime zones and the answer there is no it doesn't. there is nothing in law that says you can't build on an island or maritime feature if who owns it is under dispute. however, if you build on an island and when the dispute is resolved and it's not yours you might be liable for any damage done to the state. >> why is it so difficult to settle this ongoing dispute? why are there not very specific, clear international rules
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governing these things? you seem to have touched on some that appear to address it but obviously it's still a gray area. >> well law can't solve history, okay so the question is always when you're trying to workout who owns an island you have to look at a long range of historical factors so the law will tell you what things to take into account in settling disputes and the parties here have been in dispute for sometime. now, if you have got a clear continuous situation where people have been living on an island peacefully undisturbed for a very long time that is a very good indication perhaps of ownership but even that is not necessarily going to end all of it, there is a lot of dispute for example argentina and united kingdom of who owns the balkin islands. >> professor of law, where do you see this going next do you see it continuing to escalate?
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>> i think the philippines has done something very clever in trying to deescalate the conflict by taking china to international arbitration. and what is in the arbitration is not we dispute who owns the islands and maritime features what they said is what we want is a ruling on whether these things including artificial islands are islands that create 200 nautical maritime zones or rocks that generate lesser zones or no zones and actually if you resolve that issue it could greatly undermine the claims because the 9-9 rests they generate 200 mile zones and if they do not they are rocks and reefs and that would substantially undermine china's case regarding these maritime claims. so it's a clever tactic and
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let's not talk about ownership, let's talk about whether these are really islands or just lesser features. >> thanks for boiling this down to the crux of legally what we are talking about and professor douglas, thank you. >> thank you. u.s. secretary of state john kerry arrived in kenya where he is expected to discuss the fight against al-shabab. 147 students were killed in kenya when gunmen from that somali based group stormed the university a month ago and kerry is paving the way for the visit for president barack obama in july. nigerian airforce released video showing what appears to be boko haram fighters fleeing stronghold in the forest. this followed a major operation to push the group out of the northeast. more than 200 women and children held captive by boko haram were able to escape. nearly 700 people have been rescued since tuesday. >> translator: they took me so i could marry one of their
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commanders when they realized i was pregnant they said i was pregnant by an infadel and killed him and said once you deliver this a week's time we will marry you to our commander. i delivered at night and soldiers rescued us in the morning morning. >> reporter: the central african republican factions gathering for a national peace conference and will discuss how to bring stability to the troubled country as well as elections which are due to take place later this year and the u.n. warned that sectarian tensions continue to simmer and the country's humanitarian is worsening and 2.7 million people are in need of aid and we report. >> reporter: for much of the past two years the central african republic has been in chaos and fighting between muslim seleka and christian malitia spread to the capitol bongi and tens of thousands of muslims fled and now after many months of peace keeping from
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french forces u.n. says a degree of stability has returned. >> you look at bongi and bustling with activity small shops and sellers everywhere, people moving around at any time you know and not really serious incidents recently. >> reporter: catherine is the central african republic's interim president and supports this forum but little power to take on war lords and militias. the u.n. says it arrested more than 300 powerful individuals, some suspected of major human rights abuses if the people can be brought to justice, the u.n. would at least be making progress towards ending the culture of impunity that has been such a problem in the car. >> those people who create amnesty or something and after a while they would be in a position to start again. now, this is not going to happen
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this time and we have caught quite a few big fish. people in the country know very well the terrible role these people have played so we have to bring them to justice and that will by think a very strong signal also for the future of the country. >> reporter: the peace forum will discuss elections due to be held later this year but this is a country where almost 900,000 people are still displaced millions depends on foreign aid where infrastructure is broken communities torn apart, the eyes of the world have turned away and life in the central african republic is very precurious for most and the peace forum will give an idea if the leaders are committed to working together, al jazeera. police in the dallas area in the u.s. state of texas have shot and killed two gunman who opened fire outside of a mohamed cartoon, a dutch politician also an anti-islamic campaigner was
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among the speakers at the exhibit and because of the controversial nature of the event there was heavy presence of police before the shooting. presidential elections are only a few months away in belaruse and several years since it sparked unrest and they complained when a wave of detentions and tough new laws follow the vote and we find out if anything has improved. >> reporter: if they come at all the letters from the husband arrive ten days or more after they were cents sent and she is sure someone has read them and he stood against the president in the 2010 elections. now he is in a penal colony arrested after demonstrations protesting what international monitors said was a deeply flawed vote. . >> translator: i don't have optimistic expectations but every minute i hope for a miracle and won't be
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liberalzation that is for sure and the changes make it impossible for demonstrations or thought and will not allow the event of 2010 ever again. >> reporter: the human rights situation here is repeatedly criticized by groups like amnesty and human rights watch. the eu and the united states have tried changing his ways with a variety of sanctions but the abuses activists say continue. >> first of all this is a death penalty because they still use the death penalty tactic. second, this is a political prisoner's prison and six persons in prison and also other type of repressions like arbitrary detentions and limitations of most political and civil rights and freedom of assembly and freedom of expression. >> reporter: this independent book publisher recently felt the heat and hit with a fine of $60,000 in january about a year's turnover.
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the court said it didn't have a license, the book shops owners say their applications were repeatedly turned down. >> translator: i think it's the circle of authors we work with and work with writer whose are not members of the official union of writers loyal to the government and openly express opposition to what is happening in the country and secondly we are an open space where people can meet freely which for the authorities is a dangerous suspicious activity. >> reporter: to save themselves from closure they launched a crowd funding campaign and didn't take long to reach their target. the level of support with the campaign to see what they received each of the stars is a thank you to someone that has given them money and come from all over the world. but this is a small victory in a contest which as she can at test the state has the upper hand al jazeera, minsk. still to come on al jazeera,
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cost the usa a shot at the gold in the relay championship. ♪
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♪ the state of the economy and concerns about immigrants are among the dominant themes in this week's general election in the u k but in london specifically anyone under the age of 30 has a problem, how to buy or rent somewhere affordable to live and lawrence lee reports from london. >> reporter: on the banks of
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the river is a new quarter of london rises in the sky, and there is acute shortage of property in the capitol and this is like policemen or nurses. one bedroom costs over a million and most of it is already sold. the new american embassy will be here, developers have gone out of their way to market this entire area not to london but foreign investors and it's attempting and may put his girlfriend in the flat or rent it or leave it empty but the whole district is irrelevant to 99% of people who live in london. >> the center of london attracts money and russian money and investors in particular are looking for a prime product in the middle of london and far eastern tends to be middle to upper class investors who are investing for their pensions and for their children. >> reporter: down the road the developers have their eye on another lucrative plot one of europe's largest house is slated
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for demolition and she lived here for years and helps people of domestic violence but if the wrecking ball comes she will be out of london because there is no way she can afford the prices. >> they go outskirts of london or outside of london in some other old towns or wherever we can find it because at the moment what they are offering us becomes cannot afford to live in london anymore. >> reporter: housing has already disappeared and developers took road shows to singapore, mombi and beijing and can charge thousands of rent a month and cranes moving in and protest but the noise of investment capital drowns voices out. >> this will create a dead part of london and we are against this we want a living london. this is our last stand against
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social cleansing of inner london. >> reporter: successive governments let it happen after winning power in 1997 tony as labor prime minister is to visit the state and said there will be no forgotten people in the britain he wanted to build and it was his government who first came up with the idea of knocking down these people's flats and brings us to elections ap the endless debate with the deserving and undeserving poor and if there should be a cap on poor immigrants allowed in the uk. and yet no where in this national conversation is there anything about the role of wrish rich foreigners whose actions have made it incredibly difficult for many many people to live in london at all. housing inflation is such that a leading charity found just 43 homes in all of london were now affordable for first-time buyers and thousands of young people had to move out of the capitol
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entirely failed by politicians and a market dominated by rich investors. lawrence lee, al jazeera, in london. all right now for some fun and sport here is andy. >> we don't have mayweather or pacquiao. >> we are done with that. >> mcillroy won in san francisco for the first time in his career and beating gary in the final four and two and he had earlier beaten jim in the semi final. not quite the perfect day of mcillroy and a late match on saturday and here is a mention of the fight and many gave up tickets for the pacquiao and mayweather fight and a fifth title at the u.s. open next month. >> really gives me some momentum and feel like the confidence has been there and feel like my game was very close. even at the masters but to get a win was huge especially in this
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stretch to get a within before the u.s. open and it would be nice to win this event as well. >> reporter: hit back at the club's critics as the london team celebrate a fifth league title and saying he is happy to acknowledge those who say the team are boring and ill disciplined and beat crystal palace on sunday to wrap up the title with three games to spare and it's the first league title since his return to the club in 2013. >> when you go back to a place where you had success before you risk a little bit your prestige and your history and i risk it but i can move on and win again and now i can say that i won title for chelsea with two different generations separated by almost a decade. >> reporter: all that is left now is the race to finish in the top four and qualify for next
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season's league and they are playing later this morning and 11 years now since they won the premier league. >> to be challenged because the drop of the level and more consistent from the start to the end and why we did not catch them back but overall i think we feel we have made progress. >> reporter: new york city mlf continued and the french has the same honors as manchester city and beaten 3-1. the team has not won since march 15 but it's a stretch of 7 games. a year ago they welcomed fans from around the world as it hosted matches at the brazil world cup and on sunday winning the state championship but instead of a presentation we
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have this violent clashes between the two sets of fans tearing up a stadium that was rebuilt at a cost of more than $200 million. the nba playoffs and the warriors won in the semi final in the east and atlanta hawks beaten by the washington wizards in game one and the difference for the wizards is 28 points and helping washington to a 104-98 win. and wizards are the first time nba history to win straight games on the road and remain unbeaten in the post season so far. >> so everybody is sacrificing with little thing answer not complaining and like the regular season you may not get that because of 82 games but we are locked in and advancing and sacrificing a lot. >> reporter: cricket west indies had a win over england after the chairman of cricket
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described the indies as a mediocre team and said the performance was not bad for a mediocre side and these words are only a motivation for the indies. >> how cricket was played. i think we were estimated by the media, let's put it that way, and assure with the mention of what we can do. >> as chairman and stuff to say what he wants and we said at the beginning of the tour and at the airport we are focusing on the group of players we got there and trying to produce the goods and we did a lot of good things and had a lot of good cricket but when the pressure came in the third innings up to bat we couldn't withhold the west indies. >> reporter: and 200 meters at
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relay championships by a bad error from team usa and second exchange and young and mitchell dropping the baton and you have one thing to do and ended the chances and jamaica is in the race due to a slight hamstring injury. and six time olympic gold metalist was watching and enjoys it and happens in a rely with someone. >> you have one job, hold the baton. 15 million people suffer stroke every year it's a major cause of disability around the world and people for access to rehabilitation it can be a slow and frustrating process and a hospital in london has drafted in a team of robots to help our technology expert has the story. >> reporter: 8 years ago amanda
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suffered a stroke and managed to relearn how to walk but never regained the full use of her arm and hand and under going a treatment using robots to help patients relearn physical movements combineing an exo skeleton and games they do repetitive exercises. >> your mind is taken off the arm but you still have to use the arm so the machine actually guides you through the program and it's a lovely feeling because naturally you can maneuver it in a way that your left hand works. >> reporter: the team says at least 500 repetitions of a movement are needed and each session to make lasting change. the robots will help to achieve this in a more focused way. >> by being able to do a high number of repetitions we get both those and intensity. we know from animal studies you need hundreds of hepatitis tigs--
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repetitions to get benefits. >> they tighten through lack of use and makes everyday movements difficult and the robot can help loosen and strengthen some muscles but unlikely to replace conventional treatment. >> it's not to be all and end all and could not buy six robots and have no therapists or nobody to do the hands on stuff. because a robot won't lengthen and won't know which are weak muscles that need strengthening. >> reporter: early and effective rehabilitation produces the best recovery and a number of hospitals around the world and are now looking at using stroke rehab robots and patients appear to get all the help they can. i'm with al jazeera. all right, stay with us here on al jazeera, another full bulletin of news straight ahead. ♪
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